Dear All Villanova Lacrosse families,
Welcome to all our freshmen families and welcome back to our upperclassmen. I was asked to handle our Tailgate Fund checkbook this year. We had $3,782 left over from last year and I opened a checking account at PNC Bank with that money. I believe we can maintain the same per player assessment this year as we have done in the past. We are asking for $550 per senior player and $500 for each underclassman.
This assessment covers all tailgate food, supplies, senior banquet, coaches’ gifts, senior player gifts and anything else that arises.
If you would kindly mail me a check at your earliest convenience for the amount for your son(s), that will keep us afloat through the Fall into the Spring season. Maura and I look forward to meeting you next week!
220 Edgerstoune Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
We look forward to seeing everyone in two weeks at the Courtyard-Marriott in Devon for the Meet and Greet. Lunch will be provided and we’ll start at 11:00am. At 11:00am we have a couple of speakers to address the group about Villanova Athletics as well as the growing Alumni support. By 2:00pm we will be wrapping up so everyone can head over to the football game if they wish. The lacrosse tailgate at the football game will be a light version since we will have just finished eating.
Alumni Game Weekend:
The Friends of Villanova Lacrosse (FOVL) Alumni Assoc will be holding its initial mentoring event for our players & their parents before the Alumni game on 9/29 on Campus. This mentoring will be set-up by tables according to career disciplines. It will be held from 9:30 am to 11 am.
Following the mentoring session, the FOVL AA will be holding their annual fall meeting from 11 am to 12:30 pm. All are invited to attend.
After the FOVL AA meeting, the Alumni will tailgate at their usual spot behind the Stadium from 12:30 pm to the 2 pm. The alumni hold a separate pregame tailgate to assure compliance with NCAA rules. Our families will get a chance to combine with the alumni at the postgame tailgate hosted by the Villanova coaching staff.
Alumni game starts at 2:00 and will feature a game between the our current team and recent alumni players.
The coaches will be hosting the tailgate for both the alumni and team families after the game. We will bring the desserts and drinks and the signup sheet is revised to reflect these items.
We will be playing our fall scrimmage on October 6, 2018 at 1:00PM vs. Loyola University. The game will be played at the Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore, MD. Cathleen Kinnear is working on the tailgate plans. The tailgating rules at Loyola might limit us to a grab and go for the team and we are investigating local establishments for pre and post game options. We will have specifics clarified and sent out soon.
Friends of Villanova Lacrosse Annual Golf Outing:
This year the outing will be hosted by Sean Haggerty on Thursday, October 11, 2018 and will be played at Plandome Country Club in Plandome, NY. If you can’t play there are numerous other ways to support this fundraising event. For more information and to register,visit here. If you have any questions about the event, email Brian Beacham (email@example.com) or call 610-519-4566.
Message from Sean Haggerty:
The Apparel store will be opened this fall for everyone to get their purchases in time for the Fall scrimmage at Loyola. To receive the merchandise by the scrimmage, we will be offering a limited selection of items with a very short window until it closes. We want to make sure the Freshmen families have a chance to get some swag before the game. There will be a another store opened for Christmas with a full selection of apparel and other items. If you want to purchase something from this Fall store, be sure to do it quickly because the store will close on Sunday, 9/2 at midnight.
We have a schedule adjustment to shorten the gap between the Meet and Greet and the football tailgate should you plan to attend. With a 6pm kickoff, the tailgate parking lot will not open until 2pm. We will change the time of the Meet and Greet to start at 11a and finish up by 2pm. This will shorten the gap until the football tailgate and help ease travel times for those coming into town on Sat morning. Due to the time change we will have a lunch rather than a breakfast. Here is the new schedule for Family Weekend events.
11a – 2p Meet and Greet Lunch at the Devon Courtyard Marriott
2p – 6p Football Tailgate
6p Football game
I am in the process of updating and modifying the website. If you are using this to signup to bring something to the tailgate, realize it is still being built and may change. Hold off signing up until I send you a message that signups are open,